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Children’s Museum Creates Permanent Displays for Future Home

While the Children’s Museum of St. Croix searches for a permanent home, board members and volunteers are creating what will become permanent displays, including a sea-around-us exploration for last weekend’s Agrifest.

One side of the tent contained a turtle egg display, seashell identification table, and a little “ocean” pool where children picked out plastic debris There also are coral displays and a story time corner.
(Source photo by Susan Ellis)
Another area of the exhibit featured tables for making clay figures, painting turtles, coloring, puzzles, and looking at tiny items from the sea in little microscopes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)
Two life-size reefs were created with 3-D plastic and covered with plants, corals, and sponges hand- painted by volunteers. Children placed magnetic shells, plants and sea fans on the appropriate magnetic mirrors – also painted 3-D plastic. A small aquarium with shore creatures allowed children to hold live sea stars and crabs. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)
Board members Ellie Hirsh and Leslie Repp crafted a turtle egg (ping pong balls) and hatchlings (hand-painted) display to demonstrate the turtle facts poster. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)
The popular “construction site” encouraged engineering abilities as did the smaller building blocks table. Adults and children liked the big buckets of bubble soap and building ramps to keep balls flowing downhill.
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